This Week – Out of Hibernation

Fave Pic – Gage and his friend using the prehistoric paint they made to paint the rock in our front yard.

Highlights of the week – We had a friend over to play this week (and his mama too). I’m so thankful for the warm weather so that we can do more of this.

I mentioned last week that Gage filled out a March Madness bracket this year for the first time and if he wins he gets a Yes Day. Well after the first two rounds he’s winning, lol. So, we took a look and it all comes down to Gonzaga. If Gonzaga wins the whole thing, I win. If Gonzaga loses any of these last 3 games, Gage wins. Jason is completely out of it. I’m getting nervous about what a Gage Yes Day would entail.

Spent some time at the library doing displays for the Friends ongoing book sale. Always my happy place πŸ™‚

Currently reading

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing In…
Always the Last to KnowA BurningIt Came from Ohio: My Life as a Writer

Books finished – You can read my thoughts on all of these books here. So much good reading this week.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie BenedictTruly, Madly by Heather WebberRemember by Toni MorrisonMrs. Pollifax on the China Station by Dorothy GilmanThe Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby by Crystal HubbardOhio by Darlene R. StillePeeny Butter Fudge by Toni MorrisonLittle Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni MorrisonThe Tortoise or the Hare by Toni MorrisonPlease, Louise by Toni Morrison

Movies

I Care a Lot Poster
Frightening and good.
Yesterday Poster
Can’t beat the Beatles.
The Ritual Poster
Meh.

Plans for the weekend – Enjoying time outside. Reading. Cleaning.

I’m linking up with the Sunday Salon

22 thoughts on “This Week – Out of Hibernation

  1. Books and livres (@AndLivres) says:

    I care a lot was meh for me, we can’t all like the same things πŸ™‚ But I’m interested in Yesterday, I fell in love with the English language through the Beatles and I still know a lot of songs by heart. The kids must have had a lot of fun with the prehistoric painting ! Enjoy your week-end πŸ™‚

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I get how you feel about I Care A Lot. For the first half an hour I wanted to turn it off. Then I spent the rest of the movie waiting for her to get hers, lol. Yesterday was fun. We listened to the Beatles and Ed Sheeran for at least a day after πŸ™‚

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I think this year feels like the spring-iest of springs after a long, long hibernation. I’m glad to see that you and your family are enjoying being outdoors again.

    March Madness is being carefully watched among many I love. Two favorites of my extended family are still in it: Baylor and Houston. I did my undergrad and grad work at UH, and some of it was during Phi Slamma Jamma time, so we are hopeful for Houston here.

    Have you ever seen R. L. Stine in person? He’s spoken at the Texas Book Festival a couple of times. Completely eerie.

    We had fun watching Yesterday. I need some light recommendations like that.

    Have a great week, Stacy.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I haven’t met Stine, but this autobiography of his is fun. We’re reading it as a family before bed and we’re all equally entertained. March Madness is delivering on the chaos. The Houston win yesterday gave Jason a small chance to catch me. He and Gage both picked them.

      Have a great week Deb!

  3. Mareli Thalwitzer says:

    I Care A Lot was good yes! That ending…wow! Seems as if you had some great reading, that always makes for a good week.

    We are starting to slowly go into hibernation as autumn is in full swing here in SA. Let’s hope for a few more warmer days.

    Have a good week and happy reading!

    Elza Reads

    • stacybuckeye says:

      The ending of I Care A Lot was the whole reason I wanted to continue watching after it made me so mad, lol. Loved it.
      Sorry about your upcoming hibernation. Crazy times we’re living in. Have a great week!

  4. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    As a Beatles fan, Yesterday was fun to watch πŸ™‚ I’m also enjoying Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist – so fun, and great music!
    A childs Yes day is a scary proposition:)

    Wishing you a wonderful reading week

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Yesterday generated the most discussion and best playlist after watching a movie in a long time! I haven’t seen Zoe’s Playlist yet, so I’ll make a note of it.
      I don’t know what’s worse at this point, a yes day or dealing with the dramatic emotions of losing a yes day!

  5. Les in OR says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to be outside again? Our temps are still pretty cool (lower 50s), but it was sunny yesterday, so I spent several hours working in the yard. Today the rain returns, so I’ll putter around inside.

    We just finished the first season of Sneaky Pete and loved it! Not sure what we’ll watch next, but we’re going to take a break from SP before watching the second season.

    Have a lovely week, Stacy!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’ve heard good things about SP. We have two squirrels who regularly raid our bird feeder and we call one of them Sneaky Pete. The other one Gage named Sally, hahaha.

  6. Becki says:

    I keep noticing I Care a Lot but haven’t watched it yet. I think hubs may enjoy it too, so I’ve waited. Yay for nice weather and good reads πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

  7. Diane says:

    How great that Gage was able to play with his friend and that you got to do some fun stuff as well. My husband was disappointed that his Villanova lost yesterday:( Makes no difference to me though so I’m rooting for Gage LOL

    I want to read A Burning, it’s been on my list for several months.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Gage is happy to have another supporter, lol. I need to pick up A Burning. I started it, but put it down because I didn’t want to race through it – which happens a lot when you’re reading a book a day – I thought the first few chapters were great,

  8. gulfsidemusing says:

    A Burning has been on my list for quite a while, so I’ll be curious to hear what you think. So great that Gage can be outdoors with his friends… and what a creative project! Have a good week, Stacy.

  9. Donna says:

    I’m enjoying the spring weather too I just ready for it to be here to stay (it’s chilly today but lots of sun). I miss library book sales though I don’t really need any more books.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I don’t know when/if we’ll even be able to have a big book sale this year. We’re trying to push for some smaller ones where we set up tables outside, but we haven’t gotten permission yet 😦

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